U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Superfund for Students and Teachers
What You Need To Know About Mercury
Is Mercury Dangerous?
Mercury can be useful to us, but it can also be harmful if
sick if you touch it, eat it, or breathe it in. It is
safe when it is inside a thermometer, because you can't
touch it. If a thermometer breaks and the mercury leaks
out, it can be dangerous. Leave the room, close the door,
and get >an adult right away.
broken thermometer in bathroom

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